Panasonic Canada announced today the world’s first 12.2-Megapixel compact digital camera which can capture high-resolution images good enough for poster-sized prints.
Available in July for about $499, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX100 features a 28mm wide-angle Leica DC lens, a large 1/1.72-inch CCD and 3.6x optical zoom.
The point-and-shoot camera, which will be offered in black or titanium, also includes “Mega O.I.S.,” an optical image stabilizer to help eliminate blur caused by an unsteady hand, and Intelligent ISO control to help reduce blur because of a moving subject.
Panasonic says this 12.2-megapixel digicam can produce still images at 4000 x 3000 pixel resolution and capture video at 1280 x 720 resolution (15 fps), which means the resulting clips take advantage of every pixel of detail on a 1080i/720p HDTV.
More info on the Lumix DMC-FX100 is at http://www.dpreview.com/news/0705/07052102panfx100.asp.